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D&D Practitioners Survey:

What is the State of the Field

Caroline W. Lee

Lafayette College

and

Francesca Polletta

University of California, Irvine

http://sites.lafayette.edu/ddps/

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About the

researchers

Caroline Lee

Sociologist, Lafayette College

Francesca Polletta

Sociologist, UC Irvine

Research interests:

deliberative democracy

collaborative governance

social movements

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Why a survey

• Survey questions grew out of qualitative field work on

D&D professionals by Caroline Lee and qualitative

content analysis of the role of gender in deliberative

forums by Francesca Polletta

• Other surveys have not sampled across D&D

organizations and methods

• Are there larger trends not visible from ground-level

• For more information on survey rationale and limitations,

please visit: http://sites.lafayette.edu/ddps/

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What are we looking for

Growing field

• Where did it come from

• What does it look like now

• Where is it going

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Non-random, self-selected sample using over 20 online

communities and listservs as sampling frames, including:

North American Chapters

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General survey information

• 45 questions

• Launched 9/23/09, closed 10/31/09

• 434 respondents completed the survey

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Entering the Field

These slides provide information about the

timing of respondents’ entrance into the field,

their background and preparation, and their

training experience.

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Median year of initial interest: 1996

Median year of first facilitation: 1998

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Seventy-one percent of respondents have an advanced degree or

certificate. Those advanced degrees are in a wide variety of

specialties:

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Seventy-two percent of respondents have participated in at least one training program.

Those with training experience had participated in 2.4 training programs on average.

The most common trainings in the "Other" category were National Issues Forums trainings, alternative

dispute resolution and conflict resolution trainings, group process trainings, Future Search trainings,

and Appreciative Inquiry trainings.

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Current Practice

These slides provide information about

respondents’ current practice, including

number and type of projects, common

sponsors, methods used, and topics covered.

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Median number of events facilitated per year: 7

Mode (most common answer): 3

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Median budget size: $6000 Mode (most common answer): $0

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On average, respondents had covered 5 topics in the last two years.

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Field Values and Beliefs

These slides provide information on respondents’

perspectives on opportunities and challenges in the

field as it grows, including beliefs about successful

outcomes, common problems, who should lead the

field going forward, and which research is most helpful

to current practice. Some questions also probe

respondents’ sense of others’ perspectives on dialogue

and deliberation efforts.

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Respondents generally believe that it is important to measure many

different outcomes as indicators of process success. The only outcome

receiving much less support than other options was whether money was

saved as a result of a D&D process (27%).

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Respondents chose participant satisfaction as a success indicator more often

than sponsor satisfaction.

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Respondents who did choose sponsor satisfaction nearly always chose participant

satisfaction as well.

N=199

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Moving forward

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The Role of Gender in Deliberation

These slides provide information on how

respondents think gender might affect

recruitment of participants or styles of

participation. Demographic information on the

gender balance of survey respondents is also

included here.

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Demographics

These slides provide information about the

demographics of survey respondents,

including their memberships, employment in

D&D work, and involvement in field-building

events.

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Country of Origin

The target population was in the U.S., but the survey

was distributed worldwide.

U.S.: 345 Canada: 43 Australia: 12 UK: 7

Countries with 1-3 respondents: Argentina, Bolivia,

Denmark, Ecuador, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India,

Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, Netherlands, New

Zealand, Nigeria, Spain, Taiwan, Venezuela

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Median age: 53 Ave. age: 51.5 Mode: 62 (22 in 1969)

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93% of professionals belong to at least one organization. Those who belong to at least

one professional association belong to 1.6 organizations on average.

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Employment in Dialogue and Deliberation Work

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251 practitioners, or 58% of all respondents, reported participation in at

least one of the field-building events listed in the chart below. On average,

practitioners who reported participation had participated in two of the

events.

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Thanks so much for your interest

in the survey.

For more information about the sample, survey

limitations, and opportunities to discuss the results,

please see the survey website, at:

http://sites.lafayette.edu/ddps

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